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Putin tried to smash protests. Instead he's seen them spiral

It's been a heady summer for Russia's embattled political opposition. On August 10, as many as 50,000 people rallied in Moscow calling for fair local elections, the biggest protests seen in the capital since early 2012. Now opposition leaders are calling for a protest on August 31, hoping to build on the momentum of Moscow's summer of discontent.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 1:45 am

Underwater volcano creates pumice 'raft' that could heal Great Barrier Reef

A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals, half of which have been killed in recent years as a result of climate change.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 1:44 am

Market futures signal another rough week ahead

US stock futures slid Sunday night after a weekend of global meetings left little resolved and added confusing signals about the US-China trade war.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 1:35 am

Hong Kong sees one of most violent nights of 12 weeks of protests

• Why protests are becoming faceless • United drops Chicago-Hong Kong route

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 1:31 am

This famous Banksy mural has mysteriously disappeared

Banksy's mural of a workman chiseling away at a star in the European Union flag mysteriously disappeared from the side of a building in Dover, England, over the weekend.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 12:58 am

Gate agent entertains passengers waylaid by delayed flight

For travelers, there are few things more annoying than a delayed flight.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 12:34 am

Macron's surprise G7 invite sparks confusion

When Iran's Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, landed in Biarritz Sunday afternoon it appeared France's Emmanuel Macron, this year's G7 host, had pulled off an end run around his most powerful guest, US President Donald Trump.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 11:53 pm

Two children among 7 killed in midair collision

Seven people were killed Sunday when a helicopter and a small plane collided in the air above the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 11:47 pm

Trump gives terse response on Iranian FM's appearance

Even after President Donald Trump claimed all was well at the Group of 7 summit, which got underway Sunday on France's Atlantic coast, there was evidence of rancor behind the scenes.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 11:06 pm